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March 6, 2014
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Accused newspaper vendor remandedfor stabbing
Bjorn Burke, Staff Reporter

A vendor accused of stabbing another man several times during a dispute over a spot was remanded in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.

He is Marcel Smith, of a Bridgeport, St Catherine, address, who is charged with unlawful wounding.

The complainant alleged that he and the other man, who is also a vendor, got into an altercation over a particular spot in Half-Way Tree, St Andrew, where it was revealed that both men sell newspapers.

slashed chest

It is alleged that Smith used a switchblade knife to stab the complainant on both his legs, his shoulder, and slashed his chest.

The court heard that the complainant spent two days in hospital and received 40 stitches following the incident.

Senior Resident Magistrate Judith Pusey ordered Smith remanded until March 20 pending an outstanding medical report. A fingerprint order was also made.

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